Never a dull moment: Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch parliamentary election of 2002

@article{vanHolsteyn2003NeverAD,
  title={Never a dull moment: Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch parliamentary election of 2002},
  author={Joop J. M. van Holsteyn and Galen A. Irwin},
  journal={West European Politics},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={41 - 66}
}
The 2002 parliamentary election in the Netherlands will always be associated with the name of Pim Fortuyn. His murder only nine days before the election was the first political assassination in the Netherlands in more than 300 years. The sudden success of the new party he had founded, coupled with the major losses for the Labour and Liberal parties, made this an historic election. This article attempts to understand the motivations of the voters at this election, in particular the voters of the… 
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